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Feb 6, 2014

Surfboard Storage in a Studio Apartment - Revisited With Tips

Last year, I posted about surfboard storage in new studio apartments in New York.  You can see that post here: http://offshorewinds.blogspot.com/2013/01/surfboard-storage-in-studio-apartment.html.  If you don't have unique storage spaces for your surfboard like those studio apartments in New York, here are some tips to make your apartment livable and the waves ripable.  Pick and choose to fit your style.

Please note: I do not own any of the images displayed in this blog.

Surfboard Storage in Studio Apartment
You might not have this kind of entourage in your apartment (if you do, then why are you worrying about something as petty as surfboard storage?), but this is a great surfboard rack placement.  The wall racks fit nicely over the couch and look good at the same time.  As you can see, there's plenty of space to keep extra boards on it

Surfboard Storage in Studio Apartment
This isn't a studio apartment (not all of these are), but it offers a unique way to store your surfboard.  It's a variation of both ceiling and wall racks.  This rack is mounted out of mind on the molding where the ceiling meets the wall.  This way, you use space that would otherwise go wasted.

Surfboard Storage in Studio Apartment
This design-friendly approach matches the surfboards to the apartment's walls.  While this looks nice, it's not necessary.  This is how I store my surfboards in my studio- a simple lean against the wall.  You can put some rubber or padding where the board touches the wall to keep it in place.

Surfboard Storage in Studio Apartment
Here's another design-friendly alternative to the above method.  These wracks are more for permanent display and less for storage, but they can be used for both.  What a great, minimalist look.

Surfboard Storage in Studio Apartment
Here are some simple, DIY racks up close and personal.  They're nothing fancy, but you can build some of these or pick them up on Craigslist for less than $20.  This is a good option for shortboards in a studio apartment for the price-conscious consumer.

Surfboard Storage in Studio Apartment
Here is true ceiling storage racks.  These are perfect for surfboard storage in a studio apartment because they're taking up unused space.  For bigger longboards like this, use caution because they can make the apartment look cluttered.  This is a good example of function over form.

If you guys have any other ideas for storing surfboards in studio apartments or small spaces, leave them in the comments!
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